Wednesday, December 17, 2008

scattered wintry mix

The finished Aiblinn is damp & blocking, see it next post. Here it is, a row of bobbles short of a full cowl. You could say the same about me this week.1208famvar_329
I thought I'd take a break from the cowl on Saturday, and, as you can see? Bit of a color rut . Cowl yarn on the right. On the left, Lumpy Bumpy yarn double stranded with some Andys Merino and an afternoon of primo knitting time for this hat (which I now realize is identical to this hat I've had queued for-evah) until almost done, I realized it was all wrong. Too thick and bumpy on the brim. Flashback to a hat of my mom's in the early 70's cringeing the teenage me. Not. good. Gone!

I'm back on the [scarf] love train now, with this yarn.1208famvar_338
I call it mushroom to point out its utter lack of hue but
Cascade says Walnut. Dull , bulky , cabled, winging it-- and enjoying every minute. Should be ready for viewing in a day or so.

One last scarf , it's not knit but maybe you're feeling sew crafty? The backstory: I shot for these folks last summer, in a swanky photo set apartment. No one lives there, it's rented out just for shooting, you move the furniture and decor around to suit your images. CraftStylish shoot day1Here's one we shot in the kitchen- I'm not sure I'd be happy trying to get food stufflets out of the nooks & crannies but loved the poured concrete rustic countertops for the photos. Anyhoo, I was thrilled to see this, featuring my assistant Heather sitting in as model. Extra points if you can find Heather in action in Mason Dixon: Outside the Lines. It's like a craft world Wheres Waldo, but with much better makeup. No, wait! Let's make it a contest. (edited later)Leave me a comment with the page #, or, just leave a comment (like, duh, won't the answer be in every comment anyway? I'm not so good at the contest running!) and I'll put you in a drawing to win a set of Harmony DPN needles size 2 and a skein of this sock yarn. (I know, it should be something uber-Mason-Dixony but there are indeed sock patterns in the book ). Enter till noon Saturday 12/20.


Blogger Rebecca said...

I linked to the cowl pattern and it is lovely! I like the colors you chose for it am looking forward to more posting about it. Looks like someone is going to be doing some cabling on a scarf :-)

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Cathy R said...

Don't have the Mason Dixon book yet (am hoping for Christmas) so I can't play the game.

However, I really LOVE the tweedy cascade. Very pretty.

Have fun with it.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Cookie said...

Aren't we all a row short of a full cowl at this point? ;^)

That is totally mushroom.


1:52 PM  
Blogger Mary Lou said...

Speckled taupe? Do you like those kind of cable needles? i find them awkward. But those cowl colors -- yum.

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Heather Miss No More Dishpan Hands on page 142?

3:06 PM  
Anonymous kathy in juneau said...

Ooh, I love mushroom, it's my new black!

7:29 PM  
Blogger Rooie said...

Oooh, I think Anonymous has it. Page 142...Heather Washes Dishes

7:34 PM  
Blogger Turtle said...

yup, just looked through the book and that would be my guess too! 142!! (such a cutie!) Love the cowl and mushroom, mushroom would be so prety knit up!

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Rachel O said...

Count me in for page 142 also. And I think the cowl pattern is really pretty.

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Josiane said...

Oh, that Lumpy Bumpy yarn is awesome! Too bad it didn't work for the hat.
I don't have the Mason-Dixon book yet, but as soon as I have my hands on it, I'll look for your assistant. How fun that she's in there! Thanks for opening the contest to everyone.

11:22 PM  
Blogger ikkinlala said...

I don't have the book yet (I've been told that one does not buy things like that for one's self right before Christmas), but I'd love to enter your contest.

12:33 AM  
Anonymous Dana said...

Wow, that pink yarn is gorgeous!

I can't look for Heather yet, as I don't have the book, but when I do I'll be sure to hunt her down.

1:16 AM  
Blogger Karen S said...

Heh, I'm so happy that you made this a all-enter contest, since I don't own the M&D book (yet! I can't defend buying such things just before Christmas, but if I don't get it as a gift, I'll get i myself!) ;)
I loooove the colours of the cowl and the bumpy yarn! It's soo beautiful!

6:19 AM  
Blogger Elaine said...

Judging by the photo of Heather, I think she's the lovely on p142 (you sent me over to the mall to check and get the book - you should get a commission)

8:17 AM  
Blogger emcknits said...

I don't own the book yet either (the don't buy presents for yourself before Christmas), but can I enter your contest also.

I love your photography. You do a great job.

8:23 AM  
Blogger teabird said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Chanukah...

I'd love to enter anyhow!

teabird 17 at yahoo com

9:46 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

I don't have the book so I can't find you assistant. But that pink yarn at the top is SO PRETTY. Yum!

11:59 AM  
Blogger Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Enter me please she is on page 142 doing the dishes in some cute gloves I love the dishcloth she is using to.Hugs Darcy

12:00 PM  
Blogger Jersey said...

I agree, it's page 142. Fun contest!

2:28 PM  
Blogger Timiae said...

Don't the the book (yet), but that cowl is gorgeous!

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Another vote for the glamourous dishwasher on p. 142!

3:46 PM  
Blogger Sharon Rose said...

I don't have the book yet but you never know what'll be under the tree. :) Your Aiblinn is gorgeous!

4:11 PM  
Blogger purple-power said...

I vote for p. 142 also. Congrats to Heather.

6:35 PM  
Blogger EJ said...

Put me down for page 142 too. What a fun picture that is.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Aster said...

I don't have the book, but it looks like its on page 142 ;)

I love the sock yarn, soooooo pretty!

11:44 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

I don't have the book, but would love to be entered for your contest. Lovely WIPs! sicilianbuttercup on Ravelry

12:18 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Yes, there she is on 142! Lovely girl!


10:11 AM  
Blogger tom said...

I also vote for p 142. And I love the Lumpy Bumpy mixed with the other yarn.

3:09 PM  
Anonymous carla said...

She's on page 142 looking beautiful and domestic :-0

3:40 PM  
OpenID Morgan said...

Page 142? I don't have the book yet, but I just checked it out from my library. I'm planning to buy it after Christmas (if I don't receive it for Christmas... which I don't think so since I wasn't "allowed" to ask for anything knitting-related...).

I like that mushroom tweed yarn!

12:51 AM  
Blogger |chee-uh| said...

I love that beady pink yarn. I don't have the book yet.

6:36 PM  

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